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Judge Halts Deportations of Detroit Christians to Iraq

Court order gives 100-plus Chaldeans two weeks to make their case. More than 100 Iraqi Christians arrested in immigration raids earlier this month will get to stay in the United States—at least for another two weeks, according to anShow More Summary

In ‘Cars 3,’ Humility Finishes First over Generational Conflict

The classic Pixar franchise returns with a refreshing look at what it means to pass the torch onward. Cars 3 opens in the same way as the original Cars, with Lightning McQueen, the central character, sitting in his trailer before a big race. Show More Summary

Here’s a Resolution: Denominations Should Stop Shooting Themselves in the Foot

The world is watching. Dwight McKissic called the most recent SBC drama a “24-hour roller coaster ride.” I called it shooting yourself in the foot. Again. Publicly. What could have been a Tuesday condemnation of racism became a Wednesday...Show More Summary

Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman

In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering. This week marks the second anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the majority opinion states that the right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples according to the 14th amendment. Show More Summary

Our July/Aug Issue: The Upside of Disruption

How unwelcome change can lead to a fuller life. E ven when we should see them coming, layoffs tend to arrive like a thief in the night. Mine came on Election Day 2008. I was sitting at my desk that morning, still wearing my “I Voted”...Show More Summary

Melvin Banks Had a Dream

An interview with the founder of the largest African American Christian publishing house. His name may not be familiar to those outside Christian publishing, but few have impacted the church as much as Melvin E. Banks Sr., the founder and chairman of Urban Ministries Inc. Show More Summary

Should Christians Join Muslims in Breaking Ramadan’s Daily Fast?

In the Middle East, Christians even host iftars. For most American Christians, Ramadan is a novelty; something heard of, but rarely seen. For Middle Eastern Christians, it is everywhere. For some, it is an annoyance. The month-long fast from sunrise to sunset can make for a cranky Muslim neighbor. Show More Summary

Evangelicals Tell Trump: Don’t Deport Christians to Face Genocide in Iraq

As outcry over fate of 199 mostly Chaldeans continues, so do ICE arrests. With the fate of 199 Iraqi nationals on hold while a Detroit court hears a lawsuit, a group of evangelical leaders has sent the Trump administration a simple message:...Show More Summary

The Case for a ‘New Christian Zionism’

Gerald McDermott challenges simplistic thinking about Israel’s past, present, and future. C hristians have never been certain about what to do with Israel. This is certainly the case today. On the one hand, many mainline Protestants treat the nation of Israel as an international pariah. Show More Summary

Why Each Day Matters: What Emerson and Mister Rogers Have Taught Me About Life & Gospel Opportunities

What Emerson and Mister Rogers Have Taught Me About Life and Gospel Opportunities In one of his landmark essays, poet Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, “The years teach much which the days never know.” The first time I read these words, I fell in love with them, but I wasn’t sure why. And then I had children. Show More Summary

Christ's Transfiguration Is a Sneak Preview of Our Future

Jesus' transformation on the mountain might have more to do with us than we think. W e sometimes forget how strange Jesus was. He did a lot of odd things during his time on earth—he cursed trees, ordered his followers not to tell anyone...Show More Summary

Thou Shalt Have a Good Time

Enjoying yourself is a spiritual discipline. I ’m standing in the fourth fairway, addressing the ball. It’s over 100 degrees in central California and the course has been freshly watered, making the air unbearably humid. But here I am,...Show More Summary

Want to Help Christians Stay in the Middle East? Start with Your Vacation.

Both pilgrims and pleasure seekers allow Arab believers to resist exodus amid ISIS. Call Ann Fink crazy, but the intrepid grandmother has a tradition to uphold. She’s toured Israel, Jordan, and Egypt with 8 of her 13 granddaughters.Show More Summary

Are Evangelicals Donating Too Directly to Missions?

When helping hurts the professional helpers. Long before Google Maps, a couple of guys in a garage in California figured out how to use personal computers to create a digital map of the global church. It was 1983, and their two-yearShow More Summary

The Vacuum Christian Indifference Creates

The crisis we face when the church is silent on social justice. In Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis warns that the enemy sends errors in pairs: "He relies on our dislike of one to send us into the opposite." We’re all prone to address an evil that offends or victimizes us by embracing its flawed opposite. Show More Summary

Evangelism, Iranian Style

Amid persecution and a travel ban, Iran’s youth want community and transformation from within. When I first met Hormoz Shariat in 2016, I expected the president and founder of Iran Alive Ministries to be a larger-than-life figure who matched the legendary stories of his sacrificial and protective love for Iran’s underground church. Show More Summary

Five Leadership Axioms That Shape Your Ministry

Healthy leaders make for healthy organizations. 1. Value People More Than Tasks This first leadership axiom is one that I will occasionally just put on a post-it note on the top of my computer. Slow down and see people. Because I'm such a driven leader, I can be task before people by nature. Show More Summary

A Brief History of Recent Movements

7 constants representing 2 commitments Let’s go on a short journey exploring the recent history of significant movements that have shaped what we’re seeing in the West today. This history is important to digest as we look forward toShow More Summary

Why We Argue Best with Our Mouths Shut

Science reveals the power of being quick to listen and slow to speak. When Tim Keller announced he would be stepping down from his New York City congregation —known for its outreach to the religiously unaffiliated—he shared his thoughts...Show More Summary

Interview: Sanya Richards-Ross: My Abortion Broke Me; God Redeemed Me

The Olympic gold medalist opens up about faith, failure, and grace. Sanya Richards-Ross won Olympic Gold medals in 2004, 2008, and 2012 and was considered the best 400-meter female runner for over a decade. Her latest book, Chasing Grace:...Show More Summary

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